Joe Maddon On The Importance Of Playing Multiple Sports
Maddon states his opinion on sport specialization at a young age.
Breaking Down Early Sports Specialization
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Now seven months in, we’ve learned a few things about the pandemic’s wider impact on youth & HS sports.
Coaches can get involved in leadership in a different way by talking about character-building and identity.
Activity from PCA trusted resource RISE to examine how athletes use sports as an agent social change.
The Best Mentors Help Kids Find Their Passion
R.C. Buford recognizes the mentors in his life and how they guided him to play the sport of his choice.
Steph Curry: Play Multiple Sports To Get Outside Your Comfort Zone
Steph Curry emphasizes the important role that playing multiple sports had on character building in his youth.
Parents Avoiding Specialization Even When Coach Demands It
Brad Frost talks about how playing different sports helps kids develop skills that they otherwise would not.
What Coaches Can Say When Young Kids Are Pumped To Specialize Early
Matt Kata talks about how important it is for kids to play a variety of sports.
When Playing Multiple Sports, It Can Be Difficult To Keep Tabs On Injuries
Burks urges players and parents to communicate injuries between sports more effectively
Specializing In One Position At An Early Age Harms Youth Development
David Griffin explains that as kids learn sports, they need to learn to play every position.
Coaches Shouldn't Spread The Myth That Specializing Makes You Better
Any coach that tells a twelve-year-old player that they need to pick one sport is doing them a disservice.
MLB Pitcher: The Absolute Worst Thing You Can Do Is Specialize Young
"Don't cripple your kids and make them choose. Allow kids to be kids and enjoy all sports." - MLB Pitcher